• 1 ¼ cup coffee (295ml) • 6 Tablespoons spiced rum (divided) • 6 large egg yolks • ¾ cup granulated sugar (150g) • ¼ teaspoon salt •1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 cups heavy cream cold (475ml) • 6 oz mascarpone cheese³ (453g) softened about 20 minutes before use, see note • 40 Ladyfingers⁴ click the link to make my homemade ladyfingers. You may also substitute Pavesini. • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder divided (Dutch-process or natural will work)
Fill a medium-sized saucepan with 1-2" of water and bring the water to medium/low heat. Then, combine egg yolks, sugar, and salt in the bowl that fits to your saucepan and whisk to combine.
Once water is simmering, return bowl to saucepan. Whisk until mixture is pale yellow, sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in 2 tablespoons of rum and vanilla extract. Set aside.